Oakbank Cottage: Self Catering for 6 people.
Comfortable, self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people with spectacular views of Ben Cruachan and the surrounding hills on the outskirts of the village of Kilchrenan near Taynuilt and close to Oban in Argyll Scotland.
Due to the pandemic, we are temporarily closing Oakbank as a self-catering property until at least end of July 2021, whilst awaiting guidance from the Scottish Government.
The house is surrounded by a delightful cottage garden planted with spring bulbs, summer perennials and climbing roses. Later in the year the garden is bright with autumn colours. There are seating areas to the east, west and south of the house where coffee, lunch or afternoon tea can be enjoyed outside along with a backdrop of stunning views. Beyond the cottage garden is an informal wild woodland garden sloping down to the Kilchrenan Burn, flowing from nearby Loch Tromlee to Loch Awe a mile beyond the house.
You will be welcomed on arrival and we request that you arrive after 4pm or later by arrangement. Your host will introduce you to the house and will be happy to give further advice during your stay. A welcome pack, containing local and Fairtrade products where possible, is provided containing tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits and home baked bread. Other items can be included on request at an additional cost. There is a collection of games, local books and maps in the house for your use.
Floor Plan of Oakbank Cottage
"Enjoyed every minute of our stay. Went with our Grandsons aged 4
and 6 and think they would have been happy to spend every day in the
lovely garden. Great location not too far from Oban which is a pretty
seaside town with some lovely cafes and restaurants. Also can get the
ferry there. We went on the 3 island tour (Mull, Iona and Staffa)
which I would definitely recommend. Inveraray is a lovely little place
and worth a visit. The pub just down the road from the cottage serves
great food and the local village has a well stocked shop which opens
til late. The surrounding scenery is absolutely beautiful and we would
definitely love to return."
Mrs Paramore - August 2019
"Comfortable, cosy, well equipped cottage. Lovely welcome from the
very helpful Jo. Lots of wildlife to enjoy - we had a family of
siskins on the bird feeder and even a red squirrel came to pinch the
peanuts! We chose the cottage specifically because it was listed as
dog friendly. There was a mat down for dogs in the kitchen and dog
bowls provided, which was thoughtful. The bathroom was very close to
the back door which was very handy when he got muddy. The cottage
description says the garden isn't completely secure and it's not. You
can wander in to next door's garden (their dog wandered into ours
once). The garden goes quite steeply and boggily down to the
Kilchrenan Burn, which he liked splashing in. It was fairly slow and
shallow while we were there. The gate across the drive can't be closed
and a small dog could walk under it any way. The road is quite quiet
but you do get lorries in the day time and I wouldn't let a dog out in
the garden unsupervised. He loved it though and enjoyed some nice
walks within minutes of the cottage. We all had a great time at
Oakbank and would definitely stay again."
Mr Horrocks - June 2019
"Had a very relaxing stay at Oakbank in June 2019. The cottage is
very well-equipped and cosy, with a great kitchen/dining area that has
beautiful views of the gardens and birds. Excellent pub two minutes
down the road, very welcoming and good food. The cottage was
well-situated for an enjoyable cycling holiday, would also recommend a
trip to Kererra- small island near Oban."
Mrs Finzel - June 2019
"We had a good week in the cottage it was spotless and everything
was very comfortable everything you could need for a family or a
couple. The view from the Kitchen was very interesting. Lots of birds
were attracted by the Bird feeders which we stocked up every day. They
were a joy to watch from the huge windows in the kitchen and a very
comfy settee ideal for two. The local Pub had just reopened and the
food was excellent being a nice walk from the cottage. Fresh homemade
food and a good selection of wines and spirits. Lots to do: the
Castles, open gardens, Oban not too far away and Inverary Castle is
not to be missed."
Richard Dearman - May 2019
"We've had a brilliant week at this lovely cottage. Great
trips to Kilmartin and Easdale. Black Rock Curries
recommended. Crinan also interesting - we saw a sea otter
there. Managed to climb two Munros despite the weather and
strong winds. Saw an eagle."
Tim, Rose & Alison Barnes; Lancs & Yorks - February 2019
"Enjoyable house with plenty of room in all places. Nice place to
stay, and the nature around it is magnificent. Enough things to do
around the place."
Mr Potma - August 2018
"Picturesque location lovely & quiet good to watch the wildlife
enjoyable places to visit."
Mrs Miller - June 2018
"Stayed here before loved it. This time was even better we knew our
way about cottage, still as homely as ever weather was cold but sunny,
pub was open and friendly total relax for four days apart from intense
eighty minutes during Scotland's victory over England in six
nations.Will be back again for sure"
Mr Carter - February 2018
"Oakbank is a lovely 3 bedroom cottage in a remote place. The
cottage has everything you could wish for, the kitchen is lovely with
floor to ceiling windows facing onto the garden. There are 2 garden
seats out the back where whilst enjoying a coffee in the sunshine you
can hear the stream that runs along the bottom of the garden, and
watch the birds feeding from the feeders which was so relaxing. Apart
from a halve a dozen other little cottages dotted about and a
wonderful little pub which is a 5 minute walk from the cottage where I
can highly recommend the food, there is nothing else. There is no
mobile phone signal at all either inside or outside of the cottage,
however there is internet in the sitting room only. The road up to the
cottage to and from the main road is not for the faint hearted
it’s single track with passing places,but the view as you drive
the road is lovely. If your looking for a lovely area to just unwind,
enjoy the views and relax then Oakbank is for you."
Miss Wilson - September 2017
"On arrival the cottage exceeded our expectations. Efficient
handover, and a generous welcome pack. Exceptionally well equipped.
The beds, sofas and chairs are comfortable. Shower has great water
pressure. Everything is sturdy, not cheap. The view through the
kitchen/diner is amazing. Do buy bird feed from the local butcher, it
will transform your holiday! If you want to eat out the pub has good
fare, and there are two 4-5 star hotels within a couple of miles
standing on the shores of a Loch. Up the road is Oban, a bustling town
that has improved over the years, with many individual shops and
restaurants. World class sea food available at several places. In
Taynuilt there is a good butcher, post office and a general store.
Nearby is Inveraw Smokery with top quality smoked fish and rarely seen
foodie products. For excursions o'er the watter, ferries to Mull,
Tiree, Coll and Outer Hebridies leaves from Oban. Fares are cheap
compared to the English Channel and IOW services. Also possible to
drive to Mallaig and take the ferry to Skye where my wife's favourite
shop is in Armadale, Ragamuffin. A short way south is Inverrary with
its castle, historic jail and small town. A little further is the Loch
Fine Oyster Bar the original and best, still in family hands and not
part of the eponymous chain. Fish dishes you do not see in the South
e.g. Bradan Rost, baked smoked salmon. All in all a fabulous holiday
Mr Breton - September 2017
"We were welcomed by the local housekeeper who showed us around the
house explaining everything form where the extra fuel for the fires
was to when the rubbish bins would be emptied. We were left a very
generous welcome food box which included a loaf of fresh bread,
cheese, chocolate an a bottle of red wine. The house was spotless warm
and welcoming. One bonus was the bird life at the outside feeder, we
had everything from sparrows to a wood pecker and a red squirrel Great
Mrs Paisley - June 2017